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CBS TV series VegasNetwork: CBS
Episodes: 21 (hour)
Seasons: One

TV show dates: September 25, 2012 — May 10, 2013
Series status: Cancelled

Performers include: Dennis Quaid, Michael Chiklis, Carrie-Anne Moss, Jason O’Mara, and Taylor Handley.

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TV show description:
This TV series is based on the true story of former Las Vegas Sheriff Ralph Lamb (Dennis Quaid), a fourth-generation rancher tasked with bringing order to Las Vegas in the 1960s. It’s a gambling and entertainment mecca that’s emerging from the tumbleweeds.

Ralph Lamb wants to be left in peace to run his ranch, but Las Vegas is now swelling with outsiders and corruption which are intruding on his simple life. Recalling Lamb’s command as a military police officer during World War II, the Mayor appeals to his sense of duty to look into a murder of a casino worker.

This begins Lamb’s clash with Vincent Savino (Michael Chiklis), a ruthless Chicago gangster who’s moved West and plans to make Vegas his own. (The character is based on real-life crime boss Marcello Giuseppe Caifano.)

Lamb has two deputies who help him keep law and order. His diplomatic and even-keeled brother is Deputy Jack Lamb (Jason O’Mara). Deputy Dixon Lamb (Taylor Handley) is his charming but impulsive son.

The ambitious Assistant District Attorney, Katherine O’Connell (Carrie-Anne Moss), grew up on the ranch next to the Lambs and also lends a hand in preserving justice.

Series Finale

Episode #21 — Sons of Nevada
After Porter Gainsley’s bombing of the Tumbleweed and attempt on Katherine’s life, Lamb and Savino decide to team up to take out their common adversary once and for all. To prove his commitment to the task, Lamb hands over the tapes with the recordings from the bug in Savino’s phone, and then the mobster and former sheriff get to planning their assault on Gainsley.

Since the ranching mogul is too heavily protected at his home, they decide to target him at a livestock auction, but that plan goes awry when Dixon shows up and holds Gainsley at gunpoint. A firefight breaks out and Lamb is forced to save his son and flee, giving Gainsley time to regroup and amass more artillery for the coming war.

When Jack is ousted as interim Sheriff by more of Gainsley’s men, he and Dixon join forces with Lamb and Savino, and together they craft a plan that involves using Jones the hitman to put Gainsley in a corner. Jones plays his part well and leads Gainsley and his thugs into a trap, where Lamb gives him his freedom as a reward.

After an intense firefight, Lamb gets the drop on Gainsley and decides to arrest him instead of killing him, setting the proper example for his son and staying true to his morals.

In the end, Lamb gets his Sheriff job back, putting him at odds with Savino and his plans for growth in Vegas yet again.

Meanwhile, Jack plans to propose to Mia, but his plans are derailed when she breaks up with him after finding out about the bug he planted in Savino’s phone.

Tommy pursues Mia even harder, and the two wind up spending the night together. After Gainsley is taken into custody, Jack goes to Mia’s place to fight for her, but is crushed when he discovers Tommy there with her — in nothing but a bath robe.
First aired: May 10, 2013


What do you think? Do you like the Vegas TV series? Do you think it should have been cancelled or renewed for a second season?


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Jane Dykes October 28, 2014 at 2:35 pm

This was a great show! Myself, my 89 year old mother, my 59 year old husband, his kids ranging from 30 – 37 and his grandkids all loved this show. Please, please, please bring it back!!! Jane


Doris October 28, 2014 at 10:03 pm

Have been saying this, and others also for a year now. Is anyone reading and listening to these folks who want this great show back on the air? PLEASE bring it back so the folks who like to watch good writing, good acting and a good all around show can watch something worth while.


John E. September 17, 2014 at 10:58 am

Yes, if nothing changes, nothing changes.


John E. September 15, 2014 at 3:54 pm

Forget it.
Apparently, the people who prefer pointless, trashy and mindless reality shows and tired, old crime dramas win.
At least we have the satisfaction of having enjoyed 21 episodes of a good show.


"T.J." September 15, 2014 at 9:24 pm

John, you said a mouthful !! America is changing, shifting gears and it all hinges
on sponsor’s satisfaction if their product is selling or not. Apparently they’re happy with the mindless smut-oriented few that’s spending big bucks !! We are the last of a breed
who enjoyed quality entertainment. I’m still hoping that “Vegas” gets picked up by TNT
or a “yet to be named” network. Keep your fingers crossed…….


Doris September 15, 2014 at 9:30 pm

I’ve had my fingers crossed for a long time now. At least I have all of the series that were shown on DVD. Would love for a network to pick up Vegas and get rid of all the trash that’s on now.


John E. September 10, 2014 at 10:17 am

Vegas petition sites are available at:
There are several petitions at this location for Vegas. There’s a tab at the top for media/arts which brings down a drop box for the television category. There is a search box where you can type in “Vegas”, which lists all of the current petitions for this show.
Sign any or all of them so we can get this show back on the air.


John September 9, 2014 at 1:32 pm

Thanks for your reply, T.J.
Maybe it will fall on deaf ears, but at least we can go down fighting!
If we could garner enough support and bombard the network(s), surely it would come to the attention (sooner or later) of the execs whose livliehoods depend on viewer satisfaction. It’s worth a try, anyway, don’t you think?
We’re not users o social media, but I’ll bet there are some out there who could enlist the support of others through Facebook, Twitter, etc.


Dave H September 9, 2014 at 1:43 pm

Count me in , lets drop the crap and bring back the shows that make you want to turn the TV back on .


John E. September 9, 2014 at 12:33 pm

Please! If all of you are serious (and interested), would you be willing to see if we can start a petition to bring this series back into production and get it back on the air (at CBS or any other network(?
If enough of us signed it, maybe we could persude the “powers that be” to rconsider.
It’s happened before and it’s at least worth trying.



John September 9, 2014 at 11:53 am

Please! If all of you are interested in bringing this show back, would you be willing to start a petition that we can send to CBS (or any other network)?
If enough of us sign our support, it might persuade the “powers that be” to reconsider and resume production. It’s happened before!



"T.J." September 9, 2014 at 1:11 pm

John, I’d be the FIRST ONE to sign a petition to bring “VEGAS” back on the air !!
It amazes me that they keep bringing “NEW SHOWS for FALL” when the viewers were more than happy with the “OLD SHOWS that WE FELL IN LOVE WITH” !! Something’s not jiving with the “Front Office & The Network” !! Could it be that our request for
“VEGAS” is “falling on deaf ears” ??


Dolores September 9, 2014 at 8:23 pm

I have been complaining ever since Vegas was cancelled. Of course I will sign a petition


Doris Poders September 13, 2014 at 8:35 pm



Michael July 27, 2014 at 10:00 pm

I am old school but do watch some of the reality shows however I am tired of some of the crap they are putting on tv know days and saying these are normal family’s. they need a cleansing of what is put on tv for the younger kids to watch and this was a good show to sit down and watch with your young kid and be able to explain to them


Doris July 28, 2014 at 12:20 am

Your comments are so true – but to no positive results in bringing this good show back on the air. thanks for the comment though.


Mollie Crawford July 7, 2014 at 1:31 pm

There is so little to watch of television and Vegas was a welcome oasis is what is often a desert landscape.
Please someone have the good sense not to let this show die. If CBS didn’t know what a good thing they had, perhaps there is another network out there that will recognize a winner and revive it.


Doris July 7, 2014 at 4:17 pm

Mollie: These comments have been going for several months now, and we all agree that this show was a joy to watch because of the writing and acting.
We would LOVE to see this show come back again.


Joyce June 21, 2014 at 9:11 pm

I loved this show!! I’m getting sick of all the reality crap. So PLEASE BRING IT BACK!!!!!


Doris June 22, 2014 at 2:21 pm

AMEN to that! So many of us want this show back – so, what’s the holdup?


Bobby July 5, 2014 at 7:55 pm

This was a good TV show not some BS reality show. They need to bring this type of action drama show back on the air !!!


Jackie June 15, 2014 at 12:22 pm

Please bring it back.


Jackie June 15, 2014 at 12:21 pm

My husband and I both looked forward to this program. I am very sorry that it won’t be renewed. Why is it when we just get into a good program ,it is taken off the TV and you never know what happens.


P.S.LOCASCIO June 10, 2014 at 6:16 pm

Love the show, looking forward to the new episodes. !!


Doris June 10, 2014 at 6:55 pm

All of us who wrote comments would LOVE to see this show “VEGAS” come back on the air. So – who needs to be contacted so we can revitalize this amazing cast and character show? So many of us are fed up with the trash they (the networks) are pushing upon us.
Bring back some of the intelligent shows, like VEGAS.


Robert Nafe June 9, 2014 at 11:06 pm

Thought it was entertaining would like too see it return.


Rosie Elkin June 8, 2014 at 2:25 am

I loved this show!! Please, please, please bring it back!!!



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